HOME| EDITORIAL STAFF CONTACT US| RSS
      
Serie A ( Italy )

INTER, Stramaccioni: "Sorry for the fans but it's early"

10.08.2012 13.30 by TM W  read 1139
Source: Inter.it
© foto di Giuseppe Celeste/Image Sport

"That sort of thing can happen on 9 August..." was Andrea Stramaccioni's first observation regarding this evening's defeat against Hajduk Split, which does nothing to prevent the Nerazzurri qualifying for the Europa League play-offs following last week's 3-0 win in Split.

"I think in this case the first-leg result turned out to be a negative factor, but let's not make a big deal out of it. Getting through to the next round was the main thing. We do have a few things to work on, mind."

Stramaccioni was then asked what moves should be made in the transfer market to improve the team: "We know what we're after. This is a strange transfer window with the financial fair-play rules set to kick in. We know we're still a bit short but we've already said that. We need a midfielder - that much is clear just looking at the numbers. This year we're starting afresh. The president wants to build a great Inter team."
Getting back to the game, the coach noted that "we can't go from being 'very good' last week to 'bad' this week, but on 9 August these things can happen. Now we must keep our heads down and get on with it. As things stand on 9 August, we're doing a lot of work on ball possession: that's the route we're taking. Today nearly all the chances Hajduk had came about by mistakes we made in keeping possession, but we're working on that. After the first-leg result we put the lads through some heavy workloads this week and that told."

The coach was asked to explain Rodrigo Palacio's absence: "He had a calf problem during the warm-up, but I don't think it's anything serious. We'll have him looked at tomorrow."

Stramaccioni also had a word for the fans after 44,000 turned up at the Meazza this evening: "What annoys me most is that we didn't win for these marvellous fans. Well done to them, we'll soon thank them on the pitch."

Other news Serie A ( Italy )
Other news
Highlight

ENGLAND/ CHELSEA, Mou about Torres: "Probably a new league"

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reluctant to speculate on whether Fernando Torres' proposed move to AC Milan will go through and says he isn't planning any more additions. On Torres: 'If he wants to leave, I believe it is because he wants to try a new life. Probably a

AS ROMA, Garcia: "My players are hungry for success"

Rudi Garcia gave his views to reporters at a media conference ahead of Roma's Serie A opener against Fiorentina. TARGETS "I've read a
 

REAL, Ronaldo: "Two Important players have left"

Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo has declared: "You never get tired of winning. We come from a season full of trophies, but I will try to win
 

ARSENAL, Oxlade-Chamberlain on Sanchez: "Unbelievable game of his against Besiktas"

Commenting upon Alexis Sanchez's goal and aid regarding Arsenal Champions League victory over Besiktas, Gunners midfielder and winger Alex Oxlade-
 

PSG, David Luiz: "Here better than Barça or Bayern"

Interviewed by Telefoot, PSG new defender David Luiz has declared: "I am sure that here I will be happier than at Barcelona or Bayern, because PS
 

BAYERN, Sammer: "Xabi will bring quality"

Bayern Munich Sports Director Matthias Sammer has declared about 32-year-old midfidler Xabi Alonso, about to join from Real Madrid: "He is a play
 
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510